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Future of SpaceX Starbase Remains Uncertain

For the last five months, the skies have been clear over Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX has not launched a single rocket there since May, and residents wonder when they will see Elon’s 400 ft tall Starship finally make its debut. But while the normally busy Starbase has gone silent, a legal battle rages between the billionaire space titan and almost everyone else, making SpaceX’s plans in South Texas uncertain.

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Supporters and opponents of SpaceX launch site air their concerns

The Federal Aviation Administration convened the first of two virtual public hearings on Monday evening to solicit public comments on SpaceX’s plan to launch its Starship rocket from South Texas.

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From Launch to Manufacturing, SpaceX Begins Leasing Warehouse Space in Brownsville

SpaceX’s Starbase is located right outside of the city of Brownsville in Boca Chica, and a large portion of employees reside in South Padre Island. In fact, Elon’s Boring Company announced that it is looking at building a hyperloop tunnel under one of the deepest shipping channels to help employees get from SPI to Boca Chica more timely.

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FAA Opens the Door to Starbase

For months, Musk and the FAA have clashed, shutting down all StarBase related flight opportunities related to the Starship/Super Heavy rocket, the largest rocket ever built. From environmental impacts and protests to size regulations, the “gateway to Mars” has remained bolted shut, but the door may be opening ever so slightly.

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The FAA releases initial report on Boca Chica launches, and it’s not terrible

“Support is greatly appreciated!”

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Brownsville in Discussions with Boring Co. for SpaceX Tunnel

With highway closures to Boca Chica Beach becoming more frequent due to SpaceX activity, Cameron County officials are mulling ways to restore access to at least part of the beach even during those closures.

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Is SpaceX being a bad neighbor in Texas?

A new 60 Minutes+ report reveals that Elon Musk’s SpaceX is causing clashes between government agencies and local residents in a small Texas town over the company’s launch and testing facility in Boca Chica Texas.

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Elon Musk brings exploding rockets and real estate to South Texas. Not everyone is happy.

A Starship spacecraft exploded midair and spread debris across South Texas. Somehow, that was not the most surprising or significant development here on March 30.

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Fate of SpaceX in Boca Chica TX

SpaceX hopes to carry out the mission in July, but may be forced to push the launch date back because of ongoing assessments of wildlife and ecosystems around the launch area.